Some days, I just don't want to get out of bed. I lay there and think "I can't face one more day of feeling like crap". It isn't just that my ears are ringing from not enough good sleep, or that the cat just stepped on my leg and now it feels like it's on fire like someone branded it. No, it's just the pain when I am touched...anywhere.
To be honest, I am not just physically tired, I am emotionally and spiritually tired too. I'm tired of Lyrica ads on TV when I know that the drug doesn't help me. I took it last summer and Hollywood wanted to cast me as a zombie. The only good thing about the ad is that it makes people more aware that there even is a disease like fibro.
Since "doing myself in" isn't something I would ever consider (bad karma you know!) then I haul my carcass out of bed and face another day. I shuffle down the hall and out to the family room. The cat is in his usual place by the computer table, waiting patiently for his Greenies. Spoiled rotten little mooch. Good thing he is cute and has no bad habits. We may have to keep him another 16 years.
Time to take my meds and get something to eat. Have to remember to drink my orange juice, or have something with ascorbic acid in it to help flush the lactic acid out of my muscles that causes some of the pain. I try to accomplish some project every day, but if I am having a "tired" day, I just can't do much at all. Some days, all I can do is a load of laundry, empty the dishwasher and rest up until it is time to cook dinner.
I long for warmer weather since the cold makes me feel like I'm paralyzed all over. I want to feel happy again. To have something big to look forward to. To not worry if I have forgotten to pay a bill, or someone's birthday. To hug my grandkids and just be around them more than I am now. To not have to feel the guilt because I don't drive a car. To not have to explain anything about myself to anyone.
Well, the pity party is over and the guest of dishonor is going to go take a nap now. Tomorrow is another day!
This is just one example of the items available. We also have fibromyalgia support totes, shirts and caps; gifts for the "GREG" in your life; funny stuff for the cat lovers and "love and smooches" for everyone. Come visit!
Here is a fun site where you can do something good for humanity, and improve your vocabulary at the same time. It's called Free Rice. All you have to do is choose which definition goes with which word. Warning: It is addictive! I ended up giving away 8000 grains of rice the other day! And found out that my vocabulary is much better than I had thought. Not that I use those big words every day, but I know what many of them mean. Do you? Come back here and tell me how many grains of rice you gave!
Yesterday was Earth Day, but that's no reason to slack off on your efforts to save the planet now that it's over. My daughter-in-law told me about iRecyclePhones and their goal to lessen the impact on our landfills while at the same time reforesting areas of our planet that need it.
Here is all you have to do (ideally, after you delete your personal information from the phone!): You supply the box and put the phone(s) you would like to recycle into it. Then,download and print the prepaid shipping label. iRecyclePhones.com, in union with American Forest, will plant one tree for each cell phone that’s donated. Easy, simple, and something good you can do for the planet. Now, go spread the word about this worthwhile effort!
You may notice a new ad in my Sponsor area for GoGreenSolar. Not just because today is Earth Day, but because I think that we eventually will have to move to solar and wind power if we want our descendants to continue to live on this planet. If I had the money, I would have solar panels on my house and anything else I could do to reduce my carbon footprint. As you may know, we just put a new solatube in our family room, and even though it isn't a large impact on the grid, it helps us reduce our electrical usage now. See my post Indoor UFO's to see a picture of it in use.
Well, not kill in the literal sense, but I really wanted to scream loudly yesterday during our shopping trip to find a new TV stand. As we all know, unless you are independently wealthy, or the recipient of some priceless antiques (I am neither), most of the furniture you can buy these days for an affordable sum is particle board and bailing wire assembled. Even during the conversation with the lady who was helping us, she lamented that it is unusual to find real wood furniture anymore.
After making our choice of TV stand and getting the Suburban ready for loading, my husband decided that it was imperative that he put the bar across the back of the cargo area and then bungie cord the cabinet to the bar. Mind you, we were not going on the Oregon Trail, and all the streets around here are paved. With the exception of one of those damn speed bumps, it was all pretty smooth wherever we were going to be driving.
As he grunted and groaned and attempted to strap down that already heavy stand, that's when it happened. I had tried to tell him that it was probably not necessary because it "wasn't going anywhere" but he is of the mindset that he knows better than EVERYONE ELSE, so just as I was turning around to warn him that he was leaning on the glass of the door....CRACK! There it went.
I am not a screamer, and because I have fibromyalgia I try to keep my stress level down because it just makes me feel worse. So, I kept quiet until he said to me, "You don't have to act mad", "I'm OK, don't worry about me" followed by "It was just an accident", and I couldn't keep my opinion to myself any longer. I told him the reason I was mad was because he wouldn't listen to me and that we couldn't even get out of the parking lot of the store before he ****ed up what we'd just bought!
This isn't an isolated incident. He is routinely not careful with things. His actions show me that he is more interested in doing something faster than anyone else. His ego is going to be his undoing. Today, I had to order a new piece of glass to go in the door. So, our not-so-inexpensive TV stand just got $10 more expensive, and all because he is ALWAYS RIGHT. Not.
I saw a post about this today on another blog and I think it is something that needs to be addressed here on Pentimento too: Blog Begging
I have noticed that many blogs, including this one have subtle requests for donations, but some are just downright blatant. I mean, if they do ask you for a donation, that's fine. You can choose to do so or not. No harm done if you don't. I don't think anyone should be blogging if they can't afford the price of the service. If you got into blogging because you thought you were just going to get rich, it is like thinking you are going to win the lottery. Not likely!
So, if you need a college education, a new computer, money for a nose job, etc., don't post it on your blog. It is just going to turn people away at best. If I like what you write and you have a place to donate, I might drop you a buck or two if I have the money. Good blogs should be promoted to the max. Wanna read some good blogs? Here are some links to ones you might like:
I sure hope someone doesn't say that to me, but if they did, I know where I can go to get a new Entrecard design to make a better impression. I happened upon Romelo.com in my Entrecard travels and it was a pleasant surprise to see the nicely crafted designs he is offering.
Click on the link to visit his blog and check out his other 4 design sets. Oh, and please don't tell me my Entrecard is ugly...just drop yours on me!